1. Gorman, Geraldine PhD, RN, Assistant Professor

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Like Ms Como, I, too, find that students flourish in an atmosphere of support and encouragement and wither when such sustenance is denied them. In nursing education, as with 17th-century French philosopher, scientist, mathematician, and probability theorist Blaise Pascal's wager, it is better to opt on the side of belief. Regarding Dr Ayoub's rhetorical reservations, I can only caution against the further infiltration of ex-English majors into our nursing profession.


Geraldine Gorman, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor


Department of Public Health, Mental Health, and Administrative Nursing, Chicago, Ill.